Stella McCartney Announces World’s First Luxury Handbag made from Mycelium

Stella McCartney Mycelium bag


Championing mushrooms as the future of fashion, Stella McCartney is releasing the world’s first commercial luxury handbag crafted from mycelium, the root-like structure of fungi this summer



Paving the way forward for sustainable fashion, British fashion house Stella McCartney is releasing the Frayme Mylo™️, the world’s first-ever designer bag crafted from mycelium – a material made from the root-like structures of fungi. Launched at the brand’s SS22 runway show, a limited and numbered run of just 100 will be available to purchase later this year.   

Handcrafted by Italian artisans trained specially to work with Mylo™️, an innovative and incredibly realistic vegan alternative to animal leather, the new bag is an eco-friendly win from tip to toe. Crafted using mycelium grown in a lab by the brand’s long-term partners, Bolt Threads, the bag will also feature a recyclable aluminium chain and medallion, making the bag immediately recognisable as a Stella icon. 

Stella McCartney Mycelium bag



Dan Widmaier, founder and chief executive at Bolt Threads, commented in a statement: “It’s been an honour to partner so closely with Stella and her team as they break new ground in luxury fashion with Mylo.

“Their category defining leadership of animal-free fashion and championship of sustainable materials is paving a path forward towards a more responsible fashion industry. Bringing the first-ever luxury bag made from Mylo to market is a massive milestone for conscientious consumers, the biomaterials industry, and the future of luxury fashion.”

Make it happen
The first commercial drop of the ‘Frayme Mylo’ will be limited-edition, with the bags numbered 1 to 100. Exclusive to Stella McCartney boutiques, shop it for £1,995 from July 1 2022. Read more about the innovative bag via tellamccartney.com

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